Court métrage faisant la promotion de la solidarité entre les peuples en temps de guerre. Le film explore la situation des enfants en Ukraine, en Chine et dans des pays occupés d’Europe durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en mettant en scène une institutrice canadienne expliquant à ses jeunes élèves le rôle du Canada pour solutionner leurs problèmes d'alimentation.
Made at the end of WWII, this short film shows scenes of food queues, hunger riots and famine in liberated Europe, pointing out the political danger that lies in starvation conditions. Causes of food shortages and measures taken by the Allies to solve these problems are described.
This short documentary profiles a community engaged in developing sustainable living methods, including food production and small-scale solar and wind technology, on a farm in Massachusetts in the 1970s. Well before sustainability was a mainstream concern, these prescient innovators attempted to create a vision of a greener, kinder world. "Think small," say the New Alchemists. "Look what thinking big has done."
A WWII film about children evacuated from Britain and sent to Canada for their safety. The film begins in England with children seeking shelter as anti-aircraft guns roar outside. On their arrival in Canada, they are thrilled by the brightly lit cities, powerful Canadian trains, hot dogs and ice cream. They find, too, that instead of becoming Mounties or cowboys, they have to go to school. The closing sequence shows them learning to ski and skate and preparing for Christmas in their new homes.
This short newsreel highlights the battles faced by both Axis and Ally powers over the minds of the world through propaganda and information. Part of the World in Action series, this film includes footage of Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler.
The NFB’s 1st Academy-Award winning film. It presents the strategy of the Battle of Britain, showing with penetrating clarity the relationships between the various forces made up the island's defenses. Here is the Royal Air Force in its epic battle with the Luftwaffe, the Navy in its stubborn fight against the raiders of sea and sky, the coastal defenses, the mechanized cavalry, the merchant seamen and behind them all, Britain's tough, unbending civilian army.
Ages 16 to 17
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Geography - Natural Resources
History - World War II
Introduce the idea of famine in war-torn countries during World War II, especially noting how the food shortages affected children. Research the extent of Canada’s policy to aid the hungry overseas during WW II. Have students comment on the idea expressed in the film regarding the wasting of food in Canada during wartime. Does the attitude really help the hungry? Why were people so eager to believe this theory?